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Poster: lightningz Date: Jun 17, 2007 4:09pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Copyright

I am a webmaster of 12 years and yes you can sue for people posting links to your site with out asking. But it must be stated on your site that the user is nat aload to do so. I won $10.000 off some one for doing it on a site of mine.

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Poster: mxs Date: Jul 2, 2007 5:27pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Copyright

You are probably referring to bandwidth-stealing or misappropriation of materials on their website. Me simply placing a link to http://www.msnbc.com/ even if they state on msnbc.com that they do not want me to link there is not grounds for any sane legal argument. Even if you link to one of their stories, you have nothing to worry about (although there have been some interesting opinions on so-called deep-linking in various countries).

If I were to embed a video or image from msnbc.com without permission and misappropriating it as my own, there may be a problem (though a savvy legal mind would conjure up the possibility of blocking based on the Referer HTTP-header).

I'm sorry, I simply do not believe your story. You may have been awarded $10,000 in damages, but it was not for somebody simply placing a hypertext link, no matter what the page being linked to says.

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Poster: adisonedu Date: Sep 25, 2007 10:05pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Copyright

Yes you may take the route to sue someone over their link to you but why, and why would you do it for 10,000? where do you get a figure like that?

I have seen a kkk site link to the naacp and even they cannot get the link off of that site.

You must be a legal god...


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